Evans, Arthur J.
The Palace of Minos: a comparative account of the successive stages of the early Cretan civilization as illustred by the discoveries at Knossos (Band 3): The great transitional age in the northern and eastern sections of the Palace — London, 1930

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STONE LAMPS FROM BASEMENT AREA

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to be a reasonable explanation that they were used for religious ceremonies
connected with the stone ' fonts'. The identification of ' holy-water

Fig. 14. Stone Lamps : a i, 2, Purple Gypsum; b, Black Steatite;
c, Purple Gypsum (see Arch, lix, p. 150, Fig. 127).

sprinklers' akin to the aspergilla of Roman Pontifices and to those used
by the early Christian Church in a series of Minoan representations 1 has

1 See Vol. ii, Pt. II, p. 792 seqq.
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